Flood protection works in the Water of Leith could begin as
early as next month on a stretch of the river in the Dunedin
Botanic Garden as approval is sought for an alternate
sequence of work.
The destruction of a wetland at the head of the Catlins River
has been described by Fish and Game Otago as "bad news" for
water quality, and recreational users.
People are being warned to be careful around streams and
rivers as dropping water levels and temperature rises could
see toxic algae return this summer.
The deteriorating condition of rivers such as the Pomahaka in
West Otago has driven the Otago Fish and Game Council to take
a more proactive approach to ensuring the conservation and
recreational values of Otago's waterways are maintained.
The release of an exotic pet turtle into Dunedin's Botanic
Garden has been labelled cruel and potentially damaging to
Spectacular in flight and considered to be as important to
Otago's landscape as tussock, New Zealand falcons have
captured the interest of Outram man Steve Lawrence for more
than two decades.
The Otago Regional Council will seek special approval from
the Remuneration Authority to reimburse councillors who
travel long distances.
Just how the pool of money available to pay Otago regional
councillors should be divided could not be agreed upon by all
In an effort to better integrate "people with science", the
Otago Regional Council has created a new natural resources
Dunedin and Balclutha recorded their sunniest October since
their respective records began in what has been described as
a "spectacularly" sunny month around the country.
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